Moving Season Kick-Off Party

Build Rapport With Your Staff and Show Them You Care

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Moving season can be a very exciting time of the year for moving company owners. It’s the time of year when you know things are going to get busier, naturally. Moving season runs from about May through September each year, even though moving companies will start to feel things getting busier in March and April. Continue reading…

Take Your Moving Company To The Next Level

Whether You're Just Starting Or Have Been In Business Twenty Years

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If you’re like most people in the industry, you want to take your moving company to the next level. Whether you’re just starting out or have been in business for twenty years, there’s always the next level of achievement that can be reached. But what does that mean for YOU? Continue reading…

Moving Sucks!

Create A Better Moving Experience For Your Customers

Summary

As a moving company, it’s easy to overlook the fact that moving is not a fun event for your customers. It can be one of the most stressful things they do in their life and quite frankly, moving sucks! What can you do to make the moving experience “suck less” for your customers?

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How To Fire Someone At Your Moving Company

6 Steps To Letting An Employee Go

If you’ve ever had to fire someone you know it’s not an easy thing to do. But as a business owner or manager, it comes with the territory. Too many times business owners delay firing someone who they know is not a good fit for their company, someone who is hurting their business more then they are helping their business. It’s an uncomfortable situation that’s not fun to deal with, but if it’s time, you need to do it. Continue reading…

Profit and Loss Statement for Moving Companies

The Numbers Don't Lie - Review Your P&L Monthly

One of the most important things you can do as a business owner is review your Profit and Loss Statement every month. This will give you clarity into what is really going on inside your company. The numbers don’t lie, they’ll tell you the truth about areas that need work and the areas that are doing great. Continue reading…

Is Brokering Moves Illegal?

Interstate Moving Brokers Can and Are Held Civilly and Criminally Liable

Is brokering moves illegal? If you’re a moving broker, have ever considered becoming a broker or your moving company works with brokers there are some important facts that you need to be aware of. Although brokering moves itself is not illegal, there are many actions of the broker that can be illegal. As a moving broker or a carrier who works with brokers, it’s crucial to understand the details of these laws.

In the book: Interstate Moving – Consumer Protection and Legal Compliance Guide, moving industry attorney Michael Garcia writes about all laws and regulations for interstate moving companies. In the book, he also outlines all of the laws and regulations that apply to moving brokers and the carriers that work with them. Continue reading…

How Successful Moving Companies Handle The “Off-Season”

5 Questions To Ask Yourself As You Come Out Of Summer

Moving Season is coming to an end. How do you plan on dealing with it? Chances are things are going to slow down a little bit. Are you going to complain about it and count the days until summer? Or are you going to take action and make it count? I’m going to share with you how successful moving companies handle the “off-season”. Continue reading…

How To Deal With Stress Of The Moving Business

5 Ways To Manage The Stress Of Your Business

Business can be stressful. You don’t have to let the stress of the moving business run your life. With so much responsibility of owning a moving company, it’s easy to allow yourself to get stressed out and overwhelmed. What is that stress costing you and your business? You already know stress isn’t good for your health, but it’s also bad for your business. When you’re stressed out, you’re not as effective of a leader as you could and should be. Continue reading…

Start Working ON Your Moving Company – Not IN It

Step Away From The Day To Day Of Running Your Business

We all start businesses for different reasons. For some, it’s just to become their own boss. But is that really what you want? Do you really want to start a business to create a job for yourself? Wouldn’t you rather have other people handle the day to day tasks of your business while you focus on growing your company, improving your company or enjoying your life? In this episode, I share a plan to start working ON your moving company and not IN it. Continue reading…